Top Fencing Styles For Post-War Australian Homes

Top Fencing Styles For Post-War Australian Homes

Posted by Lee Benson on 5th Mar 2024

As one of Australia’s leading fencing suppliers, we often find ourselves cruising around Aussie suburbs and taking in the diverse array of architectural marvels that they’re comprised of. From striking contemporary townhouses characterised by their darker colour palettes and vertical lines, to charming art deco structures of the ‘20s and ‘30s, it’s common for inner city suburbs across Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide to boast a wide variety of home designs as they’ve appeared through the ages.

One of the most common architectural styles that you can still expect to see all around you in Australia’s urban and regional areas is the humble post-war home. If you’re a proud owner of a post-war Aussie home, then today’s guide is sure to have plenty of fantastic tips for you.

Leading Fencing Styles For Post-War Australian Homes

Today, our fencing specialists here at Outback Fencing will be sharing their design insiges and their favourite fencing styles for post-war Australian homes. Stick with us as we share our top landscaping and design secrets for optimising your post-war property.

Top Fencing Styles For Post-War Australian Homes

PVC fencing for a modern take on the white picket fence

Whenever you see post-war residential architecture with its original fencing still on display, you’re guaranteed to see flecks of rusting iron or rotting timber pickets. Sadly, these outdated fencing styles haven’t proven to be as sturdy as post-war architectural structures themselves. So if the fencing that surrounds your post-war could do with a refresher, that’s really the best place to start with your property transformation project.

If you want to retain a little bit of the traditional charm of your original fencing but don’t want to splurge on a fence that’ll just break down again in another 10-20 years, then consider our PVC fencing panels. Made with high-quality polyvinyl chloride materials that are rust-resistant, warp-resistant, and even UV-resistant, these PVC fences are a great modern and durable alternative to traditional timber picket fencing.

And speaking of picket fencing, our PVC fence panels are actually available in a range of different styles, including PVC semi privacy picket fencing. The small gaps between the fence pickets on these PVC fencing panels are specially designed to boost airflow whilst still maintaining some privacy for your front garden. And if this fencing style doesn’t suit your post-war home, we also have PVC vertical paling fencing. Either of these fence panels are a great investment for homeowners looking to boost their home’s street appeal whilst still maintaining an homage to the traditional picket-style fences of the twentieth century.

If you’re looking for a little more privacy from your property fencing, however, then you’ll likely find plenty to love about our PVC full privacy slat top fencing. This PVC fence style still maintains a little bit of the charm of those vertical pickets in its unique slat top design, whilst simultaneously providing full coverage and full privacy for your post-war home.

Colorbond fencing for easy colour palette cohesion

Post-war Australian architecture is typically characterised by red, yellow, or brown brick facades. These eye-catching colours can be pretty tricky to style, which is what’s leading to so many homeowners rendering their post-war properties. After all, it’s easier to style a home that maintains a single colour across the majority of its facade.

If you are currently determining whether or not to render your post-war property for the sake of boosting your home’s aesthetic appeal and adaptability to future design schemes, then we strongly recommend you explore our range of Colorbond fencing panels. As Colorbond panels are available in a wide range of colours (a lot of which are commonly seen across Australian residential architectural colour palettes), it should be easy enough to find a Colorbond fencing colour that complements your post-war property.

Alongside providing a pop of colour to match your post-war abode, Colorbond panels are also engineered to withstand extreme weather conditions, making them one of the best fencing types for hotter climates. And there’s no danger of your fence paint peeling off because Colorbond colours are actually baked right into the steel!

At this point, you may also be wondering just how much these fence panels are likely to set you back. And truth be told, Colorbond fencing is also as affordable as it is practical, especially when you take into consideration that these fence panels have been developed specifically to last you decades – not years. All this is part and parcel why so many Aussie homeowners select Colorbond fencing as an ideal investment for their post-war homes.

Aluminium slat fencing for matching horizontal lines

Post-war Australian homes are also characterised by their single storey construction. It’s incredibly rare to see post-war homes grow upwards, with most of them sprawling outwards to include more rooms rather than opting to build second floors. Because of post-war homes being more likely to be wide than they are tall, a surefire way of adding a little depth and dimensionality to your property is to invest in fencing that boasts boldly horizontal lines – not traditional vertical lines.

And that’s where our aluminium slat fencing comes into the picture. Made using highly durable powder-coated aluminium, these fence panels boast horizontal slats that perfectly complement all the other vertical elements you’re likely to find in a garden space (i.e. trees, towering shrubs, garden statues, etc.).

These slat fences also provide exceptional privacy, which makes them a great fencing style for post-war Australian homes that are located in densely populated inner city suburbs. And if you are looking to boost the privacy and security of your post-war property with aluminium slat fencing, then we strongly recommend that you invest in some aluminium slat gates for your property as well.

Choosing a fence to match the basic elements of your post-war home

Post-war architecture is most recognisable by its boxy facade, complete with double- or triple-fronted brick veneers, wide roof awnings, and concrete roof tiling. These homes were built for functionality over form, with the bulk of properties dating back to the mid 1940s to the late 1960s, the period following WWII where build materials and skilled construction professionals were both fairly scarce in Australia.

Despite their utilitarian construction, the post-war design has stood the test of time in Australia, with these humble brick abodes still colouring streets across virtually all of our capital cities. Their basic design makes these properties relatively easy to style, with only their colour palettes and any uncharacteristic decorative fixtures or architectural elements really needing to be considered when selecting an ideal fencing style.


Simply put, finding the right fencing style for your home and garden will involve assessing your property’s existing colour scheme and facade. If any of the fencing styles we’ve recommended today call out to you and you want to know more, then simply contact our friendly team at Outback Fencing for more information on any of our products.

We love helping Aussie families find the right fencing styles for Post-War Australian homes, whether they’re living in a post-war house, an inner city terraced house, or a sweeping outback estate!

About the author


Lee Benson

With over a decade of experience in all things Australian-made fencing solutions, Lee Benson is one of Adelaide's most trusted names in fencing. Lee takes great pride in making sure that Outback Fencing's range of fencing supplies is designed to provide Australian homeowners and business owners with all the security and design essentials that they need to get the very most out of their property fencing.

With a passion for problem solving, Lee takes great pride in designing stunning garden spaces that stand up to Australia's harshest weather extremes. Lee draws from all his expert insights to consistently provide his customers with the most suitable fencing solutions for their home and property.